Minor in French

Students in the 40-course (120.0 credit hours) Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BSc), or Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) program may declare a minor in French, to be completed in addition to their major.

The opportunity to declare a minor in French is available for students in the BA, BSc, or BASc program, in addition to the following majors:

  • Single discipline majors, including language majors except French, French/German, French/Spanish,
  • General Major in the Humanities, provided French is not one of the disciplinary streams,
  • General Major in the Sciences,
  • General Major in the Social Sciences,
  • Multidisciplinary majors.

Note:The minor in French is not available to students in the Combined Degrees programs (i.e., BA/BEd, BA/BMgt, BSc/BEd, BSc/BMgt), Post-Diploma programs, or the BA, BSc, or BASc as second degree.

Note:Students choosing to complete the minor in French with the BASc degree program may need to complete more than the minimum 40 courses for the BASc depending on the choice of majors.


For the minor in French, students must complete a minimum of six courses (18.0 credit hours) in French, including at least one French course (3.0 credit hours) at the 3000 level.

  • No more than one Independent Study (French 2990, French 3990, French 4990) or Applied Studies (French 2980, French 3980, French 4980) course may be counted towards the minor.
  • Courses taken through the French Visiting Student program may be counted towards this minor.

Note:Students may not double count courses required for the Minor in French in fulfilling requirements for their major. The six French courses comprising the minor must be distinct from any such major requirements.

For students who complete the required six French courses, the Minor in French will be acknowledged on the official transcript.